Receiving The News

Dear all,

I have graduated from my first trimester.. alhamdulillah! It is extra tiring and all I want to do is just sleep and eat and pee and sleep again. Basically that how I live my life for the past two months!

We are so grateful when we got to know I am carrying twins! We were in shock initially… It really took us some time to digest that information. Haha.. Then we realised how limited our knowledge is in handling twins. Is there like a twin parents club or group support out there..? We have nooooo idea. Medical school knowledge is not enough for us to know how to survive this pregnancy!

There were so many questions that I don’t have the answers to.. like.. Do I need to increase my supplement intake during this pregnancy? Do I really have to eat for three? How much protein / carbs / fat should I eat to maximise the growth of my babies? Can I exercise? How many cribs do we really need? What kind of stroller do we need, the one that goes side-to-side or front-and-back? How do we prepare Tasha for these babies.. she is so manja and I’m worried she might get jealous, not just to one but two babies!! How to breastfeed 2 babies at the same time… mathematically, if I breastfeed one baby at a time and one baby takes 30-45 minutes per feed, I will spend almost 18-20hours a day just to breastfeed them! Will I ever get to sleep again? Hahahaha… I have soooooo many unanswered questions.

So, we turn to books. We went to bookshops but seriously there is lacking in multiple pregnancy guidelines books. We got all this from Amazon.

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At least these books gave us a little bit of knowledge on what to expect with twins pregnancy and post-delivery period. I feel much better (less freaked out!) after reading these..

I made a mental checklist about the pros and cons of having twins…

Pros:

  1. You know how it feels like when you go shopping and you see a poster that says “Buy 1 Free 1” right? Yup.. its exactly like that!! 😁
  2. My babies have their best friend growing up with him / her already!!
  3. B and T doesn’t have to fight to play with the babies..! One each!

Cons:

I’m gonna be really big! Carrying one baby made me gain almost 30kg, and now I have two?!! My husband knows my concern about gaining weight. I worked really hard before this pregnancy to lose weight, I eat clean and goes to the gym everyday, sometimes twice a day! Basically I was already a gym bunny! My husband was so kind, trying his best to support me during this pregnancy. He said he will do anything to help me get back my pre-pregnancy weight… so I asked him, “Does that means I can go for liposuctions?” Guess what his answer was..

“All EXCEPT liposuction” πŸ™„

But.. I’m pretty optimistic, let’s just think about the pros, shall we? 😊

Alhamdulillah I am now at 14 weeks,  but my uterus height is already reaching 20 week size of singleton pregnancy!! Yup, that one I learned from those books, my uterus size will be 6-8 weeks more advanced than a singleton pregnancy. I was already in my maternity pants at only 8 weeks of pregnancy! LOL…

And I want to thank you for all your kind wishes thru my Instagram, emails, text messages. Thank you for your doa. Only God can repay for your kindness.

OK, I talk too much, will write again soon.

XO

43 thoughts on “Receiving The News

  1. Congrats doctor! B and T must be thrill to get twin sisters.. hope you have smooth pregnancy and delivery. Take care. Dont worry about the weight gain, you still looks gorgeous anyway 😊

  2. congrats B & T for getting new siblings πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜† and congrats to both of you too dr harlina & husband.im always looking forward to your next entry.sometimes when you do not post any entry i will stalk your ig seeing how’s B & T doing πŸ˜…πŸ˜….take care dr I’m sure your family were really happy with this new.do not stress abt you weight gain ok 😊😊😊😊 #imyoursilentreader πŸ˜‰πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜

  3. Assalamualaikum dr Halina.. congratulations on your pregnancy..twins!! πŸ€—
    I’m in my 30 weeks now (second baby)–used to carry twins too but one of the babies shrunk and dissappeared in my 7th week.so sad but Allah knows best..
    Wish you all the best doctor!! 😘

  4. Alhamdulillah, carrying twins are double the fatigue exspecially in the 3rd trimester. But do enjoy it, forget about how much or how big you are going to ‘bloom’ πŸ˜„πŸ˜„
    Enjoy it and may you have a smooth pregnancy throughout !!!

  5. I have 1 set of twin boys( babies sulung )…they just turn 4month last week. Super tiring and sometimes i cried because so so tired handling them alone ( my husband keja offshore..so kn jg babies sensorang). I need to pump every hour to feed them. Bila sorang nangis..lg sorang pon nangis. Mental mmg kn btol2 kuat huhu.

  6. Last year on October sy baru lahirkan twin boboy. Smooth pregnancy but gain almost 25kg until delivered hihi. Baby keluar kecik je 1.88kg and 1.76kg but mama gemok gedempol mcm bwk 3kg each baby.

  7. Salam Dr,congrats on ur twin pregnancy. so did u continue your master and working as usual during this pregnancy? May Allah ease ur journey 😘

  8. Welcome to the club Dr Halina.. hepi for you..Kita geng.. yeay πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ’ƒπŸ».. My first child twins already 7yo now.. I just gained 10kg during pregnancy πŸ˜ƒ..

  9. Alhamdulillah Tahniah Doc. Saya pun ada anak kembar sepasang. MasyaAllah masa pregnant tu exactly size dah mcm Bear A&W. Lelaki 2.5kg dan perempuan 3.2kg Skrg twins dah 15thn. Alhamdulillah. Moga Allah permudahkan segala urusan Doc. Btw Doc… hrp segala isi dlm blog Doc boleh dibukukan suatu hari nanti… sebab saya seronok sangat membacanya. 😍

  10. tahniah dr…
    semoga dipermudahkan segala urusan sehingga selamat melahirkan..
    im preggnent too..xsabar nak tunggu bby twins..😊

  11. gosh why am i in tears? congrats dr. all is well and i am wishing everything will be well for the upcoming days πŸ™‚ will wait patiently for babies pictures while praying for your wellness πŸ™‚

  12. Salam Doc.

    Tahniah!!! Btw, I have twins. Memang ada closed group dekat fb untuk twins & we also have club! Kalau dr nak saya boleh invite masuk group. Situ banyak sharing tips & info:)

  13. Omg, congrats doc halina! Im a twin myself and believe me it is going to be super exciting. It is really a new world, a new horizon! Im studying medicine and I have my twin here as a bestfriend. Sometimes, I pray to have a proper bestfriend but she’s too much to be a bestfriend. She’s a sister. *cheesymuch I cant convey you my feeling but if they choose to pursue medicine, tell them it is going to be adventurous and best gift ever to spend a whole good-stressful-crying-amazing the Gods creatures- for another 5 years together! I congratulate you from my bottomheart, doc! :*

  14. Alhamdulillah and congratz Doctor. I am super happy to hear the news. Boleh tiup2 kat sini jugak ke, mana tau rezeki tahun ni pregy twin sama. heheehe. Anyway, take care and enjoy the new journey. πŸ˜‰

  15. First of all, congratulation on the news!

    My first born are twins, they were babies-moon (conceived just after my first month of marriage). Imagine, u just enter a married life, got pregnant immediately, and u were told u were having twins! We were really panic!

    But Alhamdulilah, we managed to go through every challenge having twins and now they are 12 years old…how time flies

    So dont worry doc, you will manage πŸ™‚

  16. Assalamualaikum Dr Halina….soo excited baca status kali ni! Tahniah dan alhamdulillah! Doakan saya dapat merasa peluang yang sama….saya dah berkahwin hampir 7 tahin, childless…..

  17. Dr!!!! Happy nya sy dgr… Tahniah !!! tahniah !!! tahniah !!!… Rezeki Allah.. Moga Dr kuat dan bersabar ya… Happy for u Dr..!!!!!!!

  18. Aww. Its great to hear more news and experience on twin pregnancy. Congratulations dr Halina πŸ™‚ Looking forward to more post from you if you have time to write later on. Stay safe and healthy. Get some shopping & travel relaxing mode would be a good therapy ain’t it? hehe,

    Cheers,
    Mina ❀

  19. Alhamdulillah. What a great news! Congrats! May you have a wonderful experience throughout this journey. I believe you’ll have all the support you need from your family members. Somehow i can feel the excitement is in the air πŸ™‚

  20. Assalamualaikum doc

    Heard the news from my friend and I quickly buka your blog to read about it!! Congrats!!! And guess what?

    Im also pregnant with twins! What a coinsidence kan? Both of them are girls and just like you , receiving the news at first was shocking!!! No family history, no fertility treatment … but what the heck!! We are thrilled!!!

    Hopefully both of us and the twins will be blessed throughout this pregnancy with good health and barakah!!

    Take care ye doc!

  21. congrats doctor. InsyaAllah, when u breastfeed two babies, much easier to lose weight,hehehe. My weight before pregnancy was 52kg. Before deviver 63kg. After confinement, when down to 45kg!hehe.. and I manage to maintain my weight throughout my breastfeeding journey. But after I stop breastfeed after two years, I’ve gained weight!!haha..can’t wait to get pregnant and breastfeed again. :p

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